Kirsten Carthew

Kirsten Carthew

Program Completed at the CFC

Cineplex Entertainment Film Program (Writers' Lab)

Completion Year


Current Information


Kirsten Carthew is the writer-director and co-producer of the award-winning feature film The Sun At Midnight, which had its theatrical screening in Canada in 2017 and has been sold globally. The film has played throughout Canada and internationally at festivals recognized by Telefilm (China, Australia, Germany, New Zealand, and the US) and has received multiple awards. The Sun At Midnight is the first film from Canada’s Northwest Territories and marks Kirsten’s debut into longer format directing. Shorter form credits include the award-winning films Fish Out of Water (genre) and Abe and Alfred (short documentary). While at the Canadian Film Centre, Kirsten wrote a feature film that was optioned by a Brazilian company and opened commercially at the Brazilian box office in 2016. The film, Uma Loucura de Mulher, directed by Marcus Ligocki, starring A-list Brazilian actresss Mariana Ximenes, has also been sold internationally. Kirsten is an alumna of Simon Fraser University, the London School of Economics and the University of Southern California. Her projects in development include two TV pilots (thriller, and science fiction) and a genre feature script.